About the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences


Welcome to the official website of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences, a learned body dedicated to the advancement of the forensic sciences. Founded in 1967 by the late Oscar Schmalzbach, the Academy is unique in bringing together persons of professional standing from the legal, medical and scientific professions whom have contributed to the advancement or practice of forensic science.

Membership is by invitation, however we encourage professional persons with an interest in becoming a member to make contact if they do not personally know a member through which we may facilitate consideration of membership. The Academy currently holds four meetings a year in Sydney and meetings are also held in Melbourne and Canberra. The Academy also promotes research and publishes the Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences.

Upcoming Events

VIC Plenary Session

February 24, 2021

Wednesday 24th February, 2021 – Victorian Chapter Virtual Meeting and Plenary Speakers: Prof. Christophe Champod and Dr Kristy Martire Consideration when scientists speak to the courts: impro...

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ACT Plenary Session

March 11, 2021

Details coming soon. Further information will be available shortly.

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NSW Plenary Session

May 19, 2021

Wednesday 19th May, 2021 – AAFS Dinner and Plenary Speaker Details coming soon. Save the date.

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